Open source Malayalam

A collection of open source resources for Malayalam computing from Olam.


  • Olam English-Malayalam dataset
    Olam's growing crowd sourced English-Malayalam dictionary dataset with over 125,000 Malayalam definitions for more than 58,000 English words.
  • The Datuk Corpus
    A Malayalam–Malayalam dictionary dataset with over 106,000 definitions for more than 83,000 Malayalam words.

External resources

  • Ditto (Flutter) — Open source framework with which the Olam mobile app is built.
  • MLphone — MLphone is a phonetic algorithm for indexing Malayalam words by their pronunciation, like Metaphone for English. The algorithm generates three Romanized phonetic keys (hashes) of varying phonetic affinities for a given Malayalam word. Available in Python and PHP.
  • ml2en — An algorithm to transliterate Malayalam script to Roman / Latin characters (commonly 'Manglish') with reasonable phonetic fairness. Available in Python, PHP, and Javascript.
  • Ishtika — A fancy geometric Malayalam unicode heading font. Open source.
  • dictpress — Tool for building and publishing dictionary websites.
  • — Directory of Indic language computing resources.
  • Swathanthra Malayalam Computing - Indic language computing organisation
  • Theeram — English-Malayalam GUI dictionary for Windows and GNU/Linux (has speech support), based on the Olam dataset.

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